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Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Syracuse Orange

SOUTH BEND, In. — After beating the NC State Wolfpack by 30 points without their top two scorers, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to move to 3-0 in conference play on Saturday January 6th when they take on the Syracuse Orange.

Tip off is set for 3:15 PM, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

This game will be played at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, where Notre Dame is down 28-20 in the all-time series between the Orangemen. The Irish haven’t won a game at the Carrier Dome since 2007, a span of over 10 years. Continue reading Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Syracuse Orange

Liberty Flames to host 2017 Paradise Jam in Lynchburg, Virginia

The 2017 Paradise Jam will be played in Lynchburg, VA, inside the Liberty University Vines Center. (Source: Liberty University) (Header: Liberty MBB)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Tournament directors for the 2017 Paradise Jam announced on Friday that the event will be relocated to the Liberty University Vines Center, from Nov. 17-19.

The Paradise Jam was relocated from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Friday marks the second event that has been moved due to damage from hurricanes this summer. The 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament was recently moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The tournament received several proposals to host from the participating schools with the tournament directors ultimately selection to host the 12-game event in Lynchburg. The eight-team tournament includes the Colorado BuffaloesDrake BulldogsDrexel Dragons, Houston Cougars, Mercer Bears, Quinnipiac BobcatsWake Forest Demon Deacons, and the host Liberty Flames. Continue reading Liberty Flames to host 2017 Paradise Jam in Lynchburg, Virginia

2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

The best game of the 2017 Paradise Jam could very well be the opener, as Ria’n Holland and the Mercer Bears take on the Liberty Flames in the quarter-finals. (Source: Mercer Bears)

CALGARY, Alta. — The 2017-18 season is just around the corner, and while there’s a debate on Twitter as to when the season actually starts, it can’t get here soon enough.

Schedules are being released with each passing weekday, and many of them feature early-season tournaments and multi-team events all throughout non-conference play. According to Chris Dobbertean and Blogging the Bracket, there are over 30 multi-team tournaments, and another handful of neutral site showcases and non-exempt events.

So, with the season coming up, we thought we would go through and preview all of the early-season tournaments, the non-exempt tournaments, and a wide array of the neutral site showcase events. In total, we will preview 75 different events over the course of the next 75 days, culminating on opening day.

We selected the events at random, and have broken some up into two pieces, like the Phil Knight Invitational, since there are two separate brackets.

Today, we take a look at the 2017 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. Continue reading 2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

RECAP: Wake Forest Demon Deacons Use Long Ball to Knock Off UTEP in Gildan Charleston Classic, 103-81

John Collins recorded 24 points on Thursday afternoon, going 9-of-10 from the floor in the process, as Wake Forest downed UTEP in the opening round of the Gildan Charleston Classic, 103-81. (Source: Jeremy Brevard - USA Today Sports
John Collins recorded 24 points on Thursday afternoon, going 9-of-10 from the floor in the process, as Wake Forest downed UTEP in the opening round of the Gildan Charleston Classic, 103-81. (Source: Jeremy Brevard – USA Today Sports)

The 2016-17 season is barely a week old, and there have already been a slew of fantastic games that we will be talking about for the rest of the season.

Last night, we witnessed the upset of the season so far, as the Lamar Cardinals went on the road and forced the Oregon State Beavers into committing 27 turnovers, en route to the 63-60 victory in Corvallis.

According to Ken Pomeroy, the Cardinals has a 5% chance of winning the contest.

On Thursday, a number of early season evens kicked off, giving fans basketball action all day long. One of which that kicked off Thursday morning was the Gildan Charleston Classic.

After the Villanova Wildcats opened up the tournament with a closer-than-expected win over the Western Michigan Broncos, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took on the UTEP Miners with a date against the reigning National Champions awaiting the winner in the semi-finals.

Wake Forest came to play in the first half, and were hot from the field. They shot 13-of-20 in the first half from three point range, putting up 63 points in the process.

The lead was too much for UTEP to come back from, and the Demon Deacons cruised in the second half, punching their ticket to the semi-finals with a 103-81 win over the Miners. Continue reading RECAP: Wake Forest Demon Deacons Use Long Ball to Knock Off UTEP in Gildan Charleston Classic, 103-81

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Atlantic Coast Conference

Junior guard Grayson Allen has been tabbed as our Preseason ACC Player of the Year.
Junior guard Grayson Allen has been tabbed as our Preseason ACC Player of the Year.

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Atlantic Coast Conference

Wake Forest Guard Codi Miller-McIntyre Out 4-to-6 Weeks

Wake Forest may be without their starting point guard to open the season, as Codi Miller-McIntyre will miss 4-to-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a fracture in his foot.
Wake Forest may be without their starting point guard to open the season, as Codi Miller-McIntyre will miss 4-to-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a fracture in his foot.

Coming off a 13 – 19 record during the 2014-15 season, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are hoping for a turnaround performance this season.

With four seniors on their roster, and their share of strong recruits in tow to provide depth and give head coach Danny Manning some depth, the potential is there for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is looking to make it back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010, and fans are hoping that this year could be the year they end their drought.

However, the team could be without their starting point guard when they open the season. On Monday, it was announced that star point guard Codi Miller-McIntyre would miss the next 4-to-6 weeks after requiring surgery to repair a fracture in his foot. Continue reading Wake Forest Guard Codi Miller-McIntyre Out 4-to-6 Weeks